Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices

  • US 9,172,070 B2
  • Filed: 10/17/2014
  • Issued: 10/27/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A protective battery case for use with a mobile electronic device, the protective battery case comprising:

  • a lower casing portion comprising;

    a battery;

    a back wall configured to extend across at least a portion of a back side of a mobile electronic device;

    a lower right side wall configured to extend along at least a portion of a lower right side of the mobile electronic device;

    a lower left side wall configured to extend along at least a portion of a lower left side of the mobile electronic device;

    a bottom wall configured to extend along at least a portion of a bottom of the mobile electronic device;

    an open top side to facilitate insertion of the mobile electronic device into the lower casing portion;

    an internal interface extending upward from the bottom wall, the internal interface configured to engage a corresponding interface on the mobile electronic device, wherein the battery is coupled to the internal interface to enable the provision of electrical power to the mobile electronic device through the internal interface, and wherein the internal interface is configured to permit transfer of data to or from the mobile electronic device;

    an external interface configured to receive electrical power to recharge the battery, wherein the external interface is electrically coupled to the internal interface to enable the mobile electronic device to communicate with an external device via the internal interface and the external interface while the mobile electronic device is mounted in the protective battery case;

    a user input element configured to enable a user to start and stop charging from the battery to the mobile electronic device; and

    an upper casing portion configured to removably couple to the lower casing portion to form a casing that is configured to at least partially enclose the mobile electronic device, wherein the upper casing portion comprises;

    a top wall configured to extend along at least a portion of a top of the mobile electronic device;

    an upper right side wall configured to extend along at least a portion of an upper right side of the mobile electronic device; and

    an upper left side wall configured to extend along at least a portion of an upper left side of the mobile electronic device;

    wherein a front opening of the protective battery case is configured such that a display of the mobile electronic device is visible through the front opening.

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